On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:03:26 -0800 (PST), David Paste
Probably not quite, but for news programming, the last time I timed it
for the half hour nightly news, there were 13 minutes of commercials.
For decades, I got pissed at the commercials always interrupting a
On TV, a movie will take 2 hours to be broadcast. When you go to buy
the same exact movie on DVD it's only, say, 87 minutes long.
I recall BBC America being a bit better than that, though.
I wish they'd had more episodes of Red Cap. That Tamzin Outhwaite gal
was a real looker and I thoroughly enjoyed the shows; less predictable
than US programming.
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
-- J. K. Rowling
The one I liked best was the snowplough dig-out saver.
A barrel of rocks, at the end of the driveway supported a vertical post
inserted into it. At the top of the post was a pulley system with a rope
attached to the end of a long 2x12, forming a ramp from the raised end at
the barrel to the other side of the driveway (up-traffic).
As the plough came down the street it's tire ran up the ramped 2x12 and
flattened it to the pavement. The other end of the pulley then hoisted up a
plywood wall across the end of the driveway, rejecting any snow dumping from
the plough blade.
He actually demonstrated it working like a charm (once!)... Was the best one
I suppose some of you have seen this, but it's worth a rerun.
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